Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentines Day...

Valentines Day is just around the corner, though I don't do anything for it, as it is not me... I can not go past Lush's limited Edition Valentines Day "Prince Charming" shower gels...

The prices are their normal prices for shower gels, and it will be available for purchase online or in store from January 30th.
$11.90 / 100g
$19.90 / 250g
$29.90 / 500g

"This sweet scented neon pink shower gel is fit for royalty. Organic Sandalwood, geranium and grapefruit essential oils sweep you off your feet and leave your skin silky soft and smelling lovely".

They also have many other Valentines gift packs - so go check them out "here"

Anyway I think I might check out the Prince Charming shower gel, always love a new shower gel :)

Have a great week all :)

Monday, January 27, 2014


for some of us in New Zealand, it is Auckland Anniversary weekend, so David's sister and hubby and her daughter came over to Rotorua and we went out to lunch at "Okere Falls Store" in Rotorua, if you are ever in Rotorua go and check them out, they are an eccentric shop, full of lovely food, vegan, organic, wheat free, gluten free, you name it they will cater for you. 

I did not get a full photo, bugger it all but did get a facial shot before I left, even have matching nail polish to the hair...

Headband is from a market, the T-shirt is from ASOS Curve last year, and my pink hairs still pink lol - I have booked a haircut for the 7th of Feb, so am hoping most of it will have washed out by then, will need to get my roots done :)

I am a bit slow when it comes to make-up, especially stuff which you can not get in mainstream shops, anyway found a place that sells Urban Decay and Tarte - so I have ordered these and they should arrive this week :)

I ordered the "Urban Decay" naked palette 2, will order 3 and 1 over the next month or so :)

I ordered this as well from "Tarte" (Well got them of Trade Me - NZ equivalent of E Bay)

Tomorrow as I have a couple of days off before study starts for Exams, I am going to go through all my make-up and throw out all the old stuff, and stuff I just won't use anymore. As stuff runs out, I am going to replace it all with animal friendly products and as natural as possible products.

Anyway thats it from me for now, will try and do an outfit post this week sometime :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nails, Nails Lovely Nails...

Due to personal circumstances I had to wait 5 weeks to get my nails redone, today she only did the acrylics and I painted them when I got home as I wanted to change the colours around in the next few weeks, so opted out of a gel polish this time round. Needless to say for 5 weeks they lasted quite well apart from 2 nails, I painted them black in the last week so you could not see how shabby they were starting to look lol.

But am so pleased to have them looking 100% good again, well if you ignore the mistakes when I painted them :)

The colour I have on is "Lava Lamp", I think it is an older colour so am unsure if it is still available in New Zealand. 

I try and buy animal friendly products as much as possible, and a while ago, discovered "The Color Club"  Its a shame it is quite hard to find Color Club nail polish in New Zealand, well in the areas I live it is hard to find them. I use "Natio top and base coat" which I also love.

"From swatches, to meetings, to magazine collages...there's never a dull day here.   Founded in 1979, Color Club was initially created for salons and industry big wigs.   Today, our formula remains the same, using only the highest quality ingredients.  With almost 35 years of experience in the industry, Color Club is not afraid to go into unchartered territory to bring you the most innovative and trend-setting nail colors.  From the boldest neons to the most radiant holographics, Color Club nail lacquers come in every shade under the sun. Forsythe is renowned for its exceptionally safe products - all nail colors are vegan, Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and paraben-free - and made in New York, NY with the best raw materials. Naturally, our made in the USA products are not tested on animals".

Just went on the NZ colour club site and found this.....

Color Spike Temporary Hair Color Paste colours in one application and washes out instantly giving you vibrant hair colour without commitment. With nine fast-drying vibrant colours to choose from, there’s a hair colour for every wild occasion!
Available in 60ml tubes and a 36pce display. Purple, Green, Red, Ultra Violet, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Pink and White.
Contains no Ammonia, no peroxide and is non-staining

OMG I am going to find this and try it, it would be awesome for just a one night out, or I can change my hair daily, or I could use Manic Panic Dye Heard hair color styling gel :)

Anyway thats it from me, if you know of places that sell a great range of colour club in New Zealand, please let me know :)

Have a nice rest of the week :)


After getting excited about colouring my hair, I remembered I had some "Fudge Paintbox" in the draw, so got the urge to colour my hair pink - it is more of a cerise pink than in the photo will get some photos in daylight tomorrow or on the weekend. When I first saw it I was in shock, but am used to it now, and by the time it washes out, my roots will need bleaching again so perfect timing :)

Oh and a plug for the lady who does my nails, if you live in the Rotorua area, check out "Get Nailed", Rochelle is brilliant :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Outfit post :)

On the weekend David and I went to the "Sound-shell Market", and then we went to a car fair, and after that we went out for lunch.

If you want to read more about the day check out my other blog "here"

This is what I wore...

Top - "Farmers"
Leggings - "Farmers"
Shoes - "Number 1 Shoe Warehouse" (Last years purchase)

Headband - "The Rainbow Shop" Byron Bay
Pentagram Necklace - "Skingraft"
Earrings - Not Sure - Market Maybe 

And no I don't have a white spot or huge pimple on my face in the bottom photo, it was a reflection of something :)

I got so many compliments for my headband, am so glad I have two of them so when one breaks or starts looking tatty I have a spare....

On Wednesday I get my nails done, it has been 5 weeks and not one has broken, though one is cracked but still holding on. I normally don't leave them for 5 weeks, but with our dog sick last week, I changed it to the following week. 

Anyway thats it from me, have an awesome rest of the week :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Another outfit post....

I had got into a rut for a while there, which meant I did not go out much at all, and if I did then I never bothered with my appearance, which made me feel insecure in public, this year I want to get back into the habit of going out and making an effort with clothes, makeup etc....

Today because of all the crap we have been going through this year, we had a belated wedding anniversary lunch, and went for a look around the "Rotorua Museum", this is what I wore...

Inside this skirt looked black but the photo below shows it's actual colour.....

See the difference with the light, not the best of photo's but am trying to teach hubby how to use the camera :)

T-Shirt - ASOS Curve
Skirt - Holy Clothing
Coffin Handbag - Can be purchased at Brutalitees

Here is a close up of the coffin handbag, I love it and am thinking of getting another one in black and white :)

Coffin Necklace - Skingraft
Earrings - Ummm can not remember, think it was the local market
Am wearing a daisy headband which you can't see, forgot to take a photo of it bugga

We had a nice day out and if you want to read more about it check out my other "blog"

Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend :)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A little little outfit post...

Not really an outfit post, but this is what I wore out to brunch today, the quality is crap as I forgot the camera and had to use the iPhone, but better than nothing :)

I am wearing a "skater dress" from Asos Curve (Now only $28 NZ)
Leggings from "Farmers"
Shoes from "Number 1 Shoe Warehouse" (Last Year's)
Coffin Bay (which you can't really see from Trade Me (The NZ version of E Bay) but can be purchased "here" 

So there you go not the best outfit post by a long shot but next time will be much better I promise :)

Oh and check out my "CRPS" blog, did a post on there today as well :)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

This blog....

Is going to be more of a fun blog, I am going to blog, vlog and whatever else takes my fancy... it will also still be about clothes, beauty etc... anyway there is this website, that custom makes skirts in really cool fabrics - well see this fabric below, I am going to get a skirt made out of it. Hope to order it in about 2 weeks, and then it will take a while before it arrives which is fine :), if I like it I might get another 2 or 3 skirts made up in difference fabrics. The skirts can be found at "Betty Le Bonbon" - go check them out :)

I think it would look really nice with a red cardi like this, and maybe add a petticoat under it. This can be found at "Modcloth"

Or I have a black one like this already from "Modcloth"... 

Speaking of "Modcloth", I placed an order with them just before Christmas, where I ordered a couple of dresses, but they are a little heavy in fabric type to wear for summer, so have put them away till Autumn. Anyway back to the cardi, when it arrived it had not been sewn up properly so I emailed photos to Modcloth asking what we could do, they refunded me the money for it immediately and said to not worry about sending it back and postage would not be cheap, so excellent service and will certainly be shopping there again, and highly recommend them. So anyway I have taken the cardi in to get fixed so will cost me about $15, am stoked with that :)

Am really going to try and get an outfit post done soon as well :)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I think I know....

where the year 2014 and this blog is going to head...

I am about to turn 50, yes you read right, and why thank you, I know I don't near look like I am about to turn 50 next month ;)

Anyway have been thinking about this blog, the other blog is easy, it is mainly to do with CRPS and some personal stuff - click 'here' if you have not seen it yet. Anyway back to this blog, I am going to use this year, to finally be the person I really want to be - after all it is not everyday you turn 50 now is it :)

So here is the plan for this blog and my own goals:

  • For my 50th birthday, I am going to get a tattoo, I have somewhat planned it, but still needs a little work on it to make it complete, this will be just above my ankle. It will be something like this but maybe without a border, so it looks like it is going into the distance or maybe a circle border - not really sure yet :)

  • And to mark my 50th birthday year, I am hoping to purchase a VW Beetle, won't be brand new, I wish it was but hey I will settle for a nice second hand one, it will look something like this, and hopefully a blue one, this will happen later in the year, unless I win lotto :)
  • I am thinking I might add a weekly vlog, a day in the life of a 50 year old - ok may not say a 50 year old, maybe 'hippygals life as a ??" still have to think about the title, for those that don't me from my earlier blogs etc, my name was always hippygal on everything. If you have any ideas go for it please... I would like to show people that life does not have to end at 50, this will also be a good challenge for me to do things out of my comfort zone sometimes. 
  • I am thinking of doing my hair different colours occasionally, maybe put a light pink through, or a purple or blue whatever takes my fancy - don't panic it wont be a permanent dye it will wash out after a few days or weeks. 
It seems quite bizarre that now I am turning 50, I want to revert back to my younger years a bit, I have always liked doing things a little different, but was brought up in quite a strict family, so maybe now I can do the things I have always wanted to do, but never did, as I felt I had to fit in with society. 

I also believe there is a part of me starting to love my body regardless of what it looks like and how old the numbers are every birthday. It feels like now that I am turning 50 next month, I am now allowed to show who I really am, and not let numbers, be it age or numbers on a scale dictate what I should ,wear or what I should be doing.

This year has not been the best beginning for 2014, a friend passed away and the funeral was today, our dog has also been diagnosed with cancer, and is on her last weeks, she only got diagnosed just under 2 weeks ago. And a few personal things are also happening, which I will talk about at a later date.

Anyway thats me for now and if you can come up with a name that would be awesome :)